For the most part I enjoyed it. (Mild spoilers follow)
There were some noticeable inconsistencies, but they didn’t alter my enjoyment of this drama. What did change for me as the drama progressed, was that the “great” love between the two leads never really transpired for me. I was more into the back story of her first great love, and in hoping that she and he would have the opportunity to find it again. Of course I knew on every level that it couldn’t realistically be, unless her current love was a reincarnation of the first one. I honestly felt more longing and more of a connection between her and her first love.
Then, although the drama is based on goodbyes and moving on, there were just too many goodbyes in the end, and long ones at that! I kinda got the feeling that they no longer knew what to do with the leads by then, so my interest waned. Also, you really had to suspend belief in some of the situations and scenarios. I really liked most of the characters though, their histories and the bonds they formed. I cried more than normal, for me, lol.
I still look forward to seeing the leads in other dramas, and I especially enjoyed the stylish wardrobe of IU!
I am enjoying this one, for many reasons. As unlikable as our heroine “should” be, I just can’t not like her, that is. She’s mean, greedy, selfish and demanding, but her wounds go deep, 1000 years back to be exact, maybe more. And to have seen the things that she’s seen since then… the unfairness, evil, injustice, judgmental and merciless side of human beings, no wonder she rails against God because he has all the power and wields it sometimes with “mercy” and other times “mercilessly” as it is described in the drama.
Our hero is a stand up guy, and not afraid to stand up to her, even when she bellows, screams and has tantrums. He’s seeing first hand, after quite a bit of reluctance, that the world, and seemingly God, are indeed unfair, but he also learning that he has a part in trying to do what’s right, and making it happen in some cases. Both don’t realize yet, that it is God’s rightful judgment and goodness that will prevail, sooner or later.
She dresses out of sight! Stylish to a “T” !!!! Gosh she’s a beauty! And I love his deep voice—- didn’t think he had it in him at all cause he looks so boyish. I’m enjoying the stories and the side characters as well. The cinematography is also well done. If a story can make me feel both afraid and really sad for an evil spirit, I have to give it kudos. I usually fast forward the really evil stuff, cause I naturally just don’t want to go there.
I recommend this so far, and am not expecting it to “go south,” but if it does, I will still watch until the very end, lol.
She’s a warrior of old, damned to manage this hotel of the dead for who knows how long. He’s a young man who’s father promised him to her 20 yrs before when he stumbled into the hotel, being somewhere between life and death. I must say that Oh Ji Ho is still very handsome to me, and he has great comedic timing although I think he should ALWAYS be a romantic lead in romantic mode, lol.
The first episode got pretty much to the point in letting us know what’s going on with the hotel, but the why is a mystery. The heroine is very pretty, and our hero is much more handsome than he looks in the promos for this drama. I’m guessing this is going to be a series of episodic stories related to the deaths of the characters involved, and where good and evil—— and their consequences prevail. Nice mix of fantasy with the real. Hope I like this!
I know that I said that I thought that this drama would not be one that I would be binging on, but my friends, I was wrong. Or at least I’m wrong now that I settled into the rhythm of the piece and “things” kept rolling along, especially by the end of episode 4. There’s a lot to talk about and it’s all spoilery, so more after the jump!
Half way through this drama I can honestly say that it’s a definite winner in my book. I know that I’m just half way through but I think I can trust these writers to be consistent to the end. This is not necessarily an easy drama to watch but it’s riveting and the characters just pull you in. I love the way each character has a place in moving things along..even ones that I thought at the beginning were the usual and mandatory fillers have value. I love the way the relationships are fleshed out..I find it so refreshing that while the plot lines that are used are the same familiar ones..like office power struggles, typical dastardly loan sharks, extra marital affairs..they are underlying and not overpowering..it’s the characters who are allowed to shine..they are so human..so flawed..so loving..so hateful..so vulnerable..so identifiable. This is what makes each episode a must watch..I feel like I’m getting to really know these people…the good and the bad…I feel their pain and also understand their distress..Mr voice is simply awesome in his portrayal and so is IU..both of them are making these characters their very own and, surprisingly, they have very good chemistry I think!